Who Is Pennsylvania Congressional Candidate Summer Lee?

PROGRESSIVE, Summer Lee, won the Democratic nomination for the US House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district on May 20, 2022.

She could become the first black woman to represent Pennsylvania in Congress if she wins November’s general election.

Summer Lee is a politician and lawyer


Summer Lee is a politician and lawyerPhoto credit: AP:Associated Press

Who Is Pennsylvania Congressional Candidate Summer Lee?

Summer Lee, 34, was born on November 26, 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She graduated from Penn State University in 2009 and earned a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law in 2015.

A year after graduating, Lee helped campaign for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary.

Lee is a well-known politician and the first black woman to represent southwest Pennsylvania in the state legislature.

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Did Summer Lee win the Pennsylvania Democratic primary?

Lee won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary on May 20, 2022 after Tuesday’s primary in the hard-fought race for the 12th District open seat.

The big win makes her a favorite for the general election this fall and opens up a good chance of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania.

Lee was joined by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The seat is only vacant because longtime MP Mike Doyle is retiring.

Lee beat Rep. Steve Irwin by 737 more votes as of Friday night.

What did Summer Lee say about her big win?

lee went to twitter on Friday to thank those who have helped in their efforts.

“I am so thankful for every single person who helped this campaign bring victory to our movement in #PA12,” she wrote.

“They told us we couldn’t take corporate power and win. That it’s not our turn yet. That we couldn’t change the way we build power. But we proved them wrong.”

Summer Lee defeated State Representative Steve Irwin on May 20, 2022 by an additional 737 votes


Summer Lee defeated State Representative Steve Irwin on May 20, 2022 by an additional 737 votesPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

“This was never about a single person. It was about building a movement that reflects our community and has something for all of us,” she continued.

“Thank you to all the voters, organizers, staff and supporters who believed in us. To all the people who used this election to get involved for the first time.

“… Our democracy demands that we give voters the choice to shape the future they want for themselves. Together we can and will build it in #PA12.”

However, she added that the fight didn’t end with just one win.

“Now it’s November. The fight in #PA12 may be over, but the fight for the future of our fundamental rights and reproductive justice depends on providing a Democratic Governor and Senator for our Commonwealth in 6 months.

“Today we celebrate. Tomorrow we continue to fight.”

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What are some of Summer Lee’s political beliefs?

Lee often advocates progressive policies such as:

  • redistribute wealth
  • Abolition of the “state of detention”
  • amends

In a 2020 tweetShe wrote:

“Rather than ‘thank you’ to black women, black voters, and black organizers in particular… …give us the investments we need and deserve, redistribute the wealth, end police brutality, abolish the prison state, and commit to build black-led politics power… and reparations.”

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